‘What’s in it for us?’ journalists ask as publications sign content deals with AI firms

‘What’s in it for us?’ journalists ask as publications sign content deals with AI firms

Vox Media’s president, Pam Wasserstein, sent her staff a Slack message and an email on May 29 detailing what the company’s journalists say was shocking news: Vox had signed a content licensing deal with OpenAI. The deal gives the AI company access to Vox’s current content, as well as the entire archive of its journalistic…

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STEM Students Refuse to Work at Google and Amazon Over Project Nimbus

STEM Students Refuse to Work at Google and Amazon Over Project Nimbus

More than 1,100 self-identified STEM students and young workers from more than 120 universities have signed a pledge to not take jobs or internships at Google or Amazon until the companies end their involvement in Project Nimbus, a $1.2 billion contract providing cloud computing services and infrastructure to the Israeli government. The pledgers included undergraduate…

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Drawing of various file cabinets opened to symbolize a lot of data.

SurrealDB is helping developers consolidate their databases

Brothers Tobie Morgan Hitchcock and Jaime Morgan Hitchcock spent years building cloud-based software-as-a-service systems together, ranging from tools to let golf courses measure “golfer engagement” to online platforms designed to assess job candidates. While the systems they built had wildly different functions, the unifying thread running through all of them was a dependence on databases…

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